Past Events by Year:
OPIA Christmas Function - sit down dinner
Come along and enjoy a sit down dinner (2 course set menu) at the Harbour Side Grill (formerly Customhouse), and hear about the year that has just been, and the upcoming issues we will be facing in 2018 as landlords.
OPIA - Queenstown Meeting - MBIE Seminar - Renting and You
Seminars about renting will be held in selected locations across New Zealand in 2017.
Boarding Houses are easy to manage
In 2015 Kerry Beveridge purchased the City Hotel Timaru. Come to this meeting on 3 October to hear what happened next. Since then the few usable rooms have been renovated to give 16 very popular rooms. Kerry is currently re-purposing space to give 7 new bedrooms and a bathroom. From hands on 24 / 7 Kerry has made the building more high tech and more hands off. He has a waiting list of tenants wanting to move in and advertisers through word of mouth. Come along and hear about Kerrys' Boarding house experiences (good and bad) and his newest project.
How to be a real estate millionaire - Graeme Fowler - Investor experience
Come and hear Graeme Fowler on the 5 September. Graeme is a Hawkes Bay - Hastings property Investor with over 25 years experience, He currently holds 40 rental properties, His aim for 2017 is to make $1 million in value from the repairs and maintenance he is carrying out on his properties. He has purchased properties around the Hawkes Bay area for buy and holds and trades. He aims to buy at good discounts for profit and refinancing after getting them revalued. He will share the lessons he has learnt including know your market place well and don't pay more than you have to and crunch your numbers. Graeme has a Facebook property investor group page with over 5000 members (you can join in the discussion). He wrote NZ Real Estate Investors secrets, the first edition sold 10,000 copies, it was the story of 10 NZ millionaires who invested in property. The second edition re-looks at 5 of the original case studies with an update 5 years on review. There are some new names in the book.
Valuing rental property
Did your rental property valuations go up, stay the same, or go down in 2016? Come and find out on the 24 August. The media is saying that valuations are increasing in Dunedin and property is selling for over the QV? What does that all mean for short term and long term property investing?
Facing the Tenancy Tribunal
Come and hear Janet Ashcroft on August 8. Janet was a Tenancy Tribunal Adjudicator and is currently a deals in all areas of property law.
Accounting and You Malcolm Wong from Cook North & Wong Ltd Chartered Accountants
Come to this meeting on 27 July and keep up to date with the changing accounting and tax & GST requirements. Make sure you are claiming all possible legitimate repairs and maintenance expenses. Come along and listen to Malcolm Wong of CNW - Cook North and Wong Ltd Chartered Accountants
Demystifying Health & Safety
The term 'health and safety' features frequently in the media these days. Find out more on July 4. As Landlords we have a responsibility to our tenants and tradespeople and ourselves to operate a healthy and safe rental property environment. Scott Weatherall is a common sense Health and Safety Consultant. His philosophy is not about stopping kiwis having fun its about doing it safely.
Your Roof your Plumbing and your Rental
With all this rain is your roof still waterproof?
43rd AGM 2017 & Speaker Andrew Bruce - property investor
43rd Annual General Meeting of the OPIA is to be held on the 13th of June 2017 at Forbury Park. Starting at 7.30 pm.
Double glazing alternatives
Want to provide a warm home for your tenants? Can't afford double glazing? There are other just as efficient and more cost effective alternatives.
Methamphetamine - managing the risk
As a landlord, it's important to know your responsibilities around methamphetamine contamination - both for your tenants' safety, and to ensure that you're adequately covered.
NZPIF Landlord of the Year 2016 Kathryn Seque & OPIA Sponsor Total Carpet Services Dave Pile
Kathryn Seque is the 2016 NZPIF Landlord of the Year. Since then she has been asked to speak throughout NZ about her investing experiences. Come along and hear some of the things she does to build positive relationships with her tenants, avoid the Tenancy Tribunal and keep repair costs as low as possible. Its not all plain sailing but it is a rewarding business.
Hyde Street Party
The OUSA have sent thru the following information about the arrangements for this years HYDE STREET PARTY
NZPIF Business Partners & Property Investing on Line
Forbury Park Function Centre for the first OPIA Hub of the year. From 7 pm there will be time to network - catch up with other members and borrow books from the library. Drew Harmer from Harvey Norman Commercial is coming down from Christchurch to let OPIA members see the face that talks to you at the end of the 0800 number and emails. Chris Lane of First Lane Insurance is coming from Blenheim to explain about the NZPIF insurance deal that is available to members, the Initio landlord policy and insurance updates. James Mullenger Branch Manager ASB Dunedin is going to talk about his voluntary work including abseiling from Forsyth Barr Stadium roof through to updating members with what is happening in the banking market place. Larry Greene from Betta Inspect It talking about purchasing and selling inspection reports - don't get caught with a lemon.
OPIA Bus Tour
The 2017 Annual OPIA Bus Tour is this year Sponsored by Placemakers
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